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  • November 18, 2021 3 min read

    Reusable Stainless Bottles are the best way to minimize plastic waste and help save the environment. Still, as users, we have to know how to properly clean and maintain our stainless steel drinking bottles and extend their lifespan. Since stainless steel bottles can be very moist depending on the climate, they could easily get moulds. The most common bacteria are the E-coli which could lead to food poisoning and gastroenteritis that can build up in the bottle's lid. The most common drinks that create a lot of moisture are coffee, chocolate drinks, and iced tea. If they are left at a certain temperature, they could generally start to have moisture and contaminate the drink inside. This is why a general cleaning is required for the stainless bottle to properly remove any moisture and bacteria inside the drinking bottle every after use.

    Most of us use our stainless bottles every day, so they must also be cleaned every day by using warm water and soap. But to thoroughly clean it and make sure that there are no more bacterias inside the steel bottle. Here are three easy ways to clean it thoroughly and efficiently:

    1. Using distilled white vinegar - even after cleaning it with warm water and soap, it does remove the bacteria and odour that has built up after a long day of usage. Since vinegar is a natural and general cleaning agent because of its acidic properties, it can help disinfect and sanitize the entire bottle, especially the lid where bacteria can build and stay up.
    • The first step is to fill the bottle with equal parts of water and distilled vinegar
    • The second step is to shake it thoroughly to get the liquids mixed inside for about 10 minutes.
    • The third step is to let it soak overnight, especially if the bottle has been filled with a chocolate drink which there might be some left residues.
    1. Using baking soda can be used for newly bought stainless steel drinking bottles and heavy cleaning for bottles since it can easily remove any unwanted odor or bacteria that might stay in the bottle during the duration of storage. It can also be used for the everyday cleaning of the bottle since it's cheaper, and the cleaning process does not need to be done overnight.
    • The first step is to put a teaspoon of baking soda inside the bottle
    • The second step is to fill the bottle with water then shake for about 2 minutes
    • The third step is to scrub the bottle and rinse with warm water thoroughly, and then let it dry overnight
    1. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide - cleaning stainless steel bottles that have a very unpleasant odour or have stuck in a storage container for far too long can have moulds and insects have in them. Most of us store our stainless steel bottles in an empty cabinet or shelf if we do not use them. Still, once we use it and open it, there will be moisture, bacteria, or even cockroaches in it, which definitely needs some thorough cleaning, especially the bottle's lid.
    • The first step is to clean the bottle generally with warm water and soap.
    • The second step is to add half of the hydrogen peroxide, close it tightly and begin shaking.
    • The third step is to let it sit for about 30 mins then rinse it thoroughly with warm water and soap

    To thoroughly and safely clean your stainless steel bottle, the user must have a brush bottle that would help scrub the bottom end of the bottle with a larger capacity and cannot fit the user's hands. But after a thorough cleaning of your stainless steel drinking bottle, you also have to clean your brush bottle to ensure that it is free from germs that could contaminate your bottle since it is your primary tool for cleaning.

    • The first step is to fill the sink with water, add one tablespoon of liquid soap, and soak the brush bottle for about 15 minutes as it will be to loosen particles stuck in the brush.
    • The second step is gently washing the brush tool and carefully removing the soap with running water
    • The third step is to rinse it thoroughly and let it dry overnight  

     If you are looking for a top brand of stainless steel drink bottles in the UK, Ecococoon is definitely what you need. Known as the innovators of stainless steel products, we are also the world's leading brand for stainless steel drinkware. We offer different stainless steel products such as straws, bento lunch boxes, cups, and many more. If you would like to see more, you can visit our shop using the browser and place an order with us today.